Best Of 2021

Best Way to Turn America’s Largest Oktoberfest into a Socially Distant Celebration: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati — America’s largest Oktoberfest celebration — called off its giant in-person party and transferred things online to host Oktoberfest Zinzinnati “In Za Haus” so people could still prost during the pandemic. The initiative enabled Oktoberfest lovers to get their German on safely at home by ordering do-it-yourself Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Zelebration Packs full of branded yard signs, beer cups, themed hats, suspenders and an official playlist. Smaller bars across the region also participated by hosting mini events from Sept. 18-27. Polka bands popped-up around the city and favorite and famous traditions still went ahead, from the Running of the Wieners to the World’s Largest Chicken Dance. oktoberfestzinzinnati.com.